H-47 Specifications

Specs and performance parameters, plus inventory of included items

This last remaining Hamilton H-47 (NC-879H) was built in 1929 by Hamilton Metalplane, a division of Boeing based in Milwaukee. The aircraft carries Serial #65. In addition to NC-879H, purchaser will take position of several items not currently installed on the aircraft.


Crew: 2

Passengers: 6

General Characteristics

Length: 34 ft 2 in
Wingspan: 54 ft 5 in
Height: 9 ft 4 in
Wing area: 390 sq ft
Empty weight: 4,681 lb

Gross weight: 5750 lb on wheels, 6375 lb on floats
Fuel capacity: 140 US gal
Power Plant: Pratt & Whitney R-1340 Wasp 450 HP
Prop: Hamilton Standard Two Blade 9 ft 10 in diameter


Avidyne TAS600 Traffic Advisory System
Garmin SL-40 VHF Radio

Garmin GTX-327 Transponder
NAT AA83 Crew Intercom


Maximum speed: 145 mph
Cruise speed: 110 mph
Stall speed: 55 mph

Range: 600 mi
Service ceiling: 15,000 ft
Rate of climb: 900 ft/min

Inspections and Overhaul

Engine: 127.2 hours SMOH
Overhaul: NC-879H underwent a complete airframe and mechanical renovation in the early 1970s

Last Annual Inspection: October 2017;
propeller was sent out for inspection October 2017

Included with the Sale

  • Original Pratt and Whitney R-1690 525 HP Hornet in running condition; approximately 135 hrs SMOH
  • Original adjustable front-engine cowl
  • Custom Kenmore-built aircraft lifting bar
  • Original Edo 6400 Floats; serial # 149 and #150, includes all mounting hardware
  • Original Goodyear tires and multi-disk brakes
  • Floatplane launching trailer
  • Boarding platform
  • Cockpit cabin door
  • All airshow trophies